Frequently Asked Questions

Rare Diamond Investor (RDI) is focused on providing a safe and secure environment for individual investors and collectors alike to purchase and learn more about precious gemstones. We adhere to the highest of industry standards and strive for excellence when educating and consulting our valued clients. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions as well as our credentials.

It’s a simple matter of supply and demand. The demand from investors for rare fancy colored diamonds has increased significantly each year for the last 10 years while supply is exceedingly limited. In fact, prices are expected to increase sharply in the near-term due to renewed political and economic uncertainty as well as the closure of one of the largest colored diamond producers, the Argyle Mine in Australia in 2020. These factors, along with colored diamonds consistently strong performance record have continued to make them a prudent choice to diversify your investment portfolio with.

Two reasons. Demand: As we come out of the pandemic and have all be reacquainted with how fragile the world is economically, financially and politically. Investors globally continue to move bigger portions of their assets to safe havens. Colored diamonds have always provided safety, protection and wealth preservation and performance.   
Supply: Colored diamonds are among the most rare hard assets in the world. 1 out of every 10,000 diamonds mined is a colored diamond. The supply has always been scarce. Combine its scarcity with one of the largest colored diamond mines (the Argyle Mine, Australia) closure in 2020, is it any wonder why profits are expected to increase dramatically over the coming years.

All our diamonds and gemstones are accurately and precisely graded by expert gemologists at the most respected gemological laboratories in the world such as the GIA (the Gemological Institute of America.) Each diamond and gemstone is accompanied by a full report/certificate from the gem laboratory and carries a corresponding serial number which is registered with the gem lab that graded it.

Investing in precious gems is typically a long-term investment. In recent years we have seen significant increases in the prices of natural colored diamonds due to new emerging economies, popularity, scarcity, and the collectability value due to the unique qualities of each individual stone. It is advisable to hold onto your investment for at least a minimum (5-7) years. Prices for these gemstones are expected to increase significantly in the coming years.

It is very unlikely that your colored diamond will lose value. These stones have experienced unprecedented increases in value over recent years due to supply and demand. Also consider the fact that they can be considered as a hedge against inflation in uncertain economic times and have outperformed precious metals like gold and silver.

First speak with one of our diamond experts who will assist you with any questions you may have, as well as the selecting your gemstone. Once you have made a decision you should place a deposit on your gemstone to secure it’s availability. We’ll provide you with an invoice and full documentation. Shipping arrangements will be made for you to take delivery of your gemstone once the full balance is paid.

Cut and clarity are not as important when choosing colored diamonds as it is with white diamonds. White diamonds are graded from D to Z while Fancy Colored Diamonds are graded by Light, Fancy Light, Fancy, Fancy Intense, Fancy Deep, and Fancy Vivid. The more intense the color, the greater the value and individual colors have greater value than a diamond with a secondary hue.

Certification has become known as the “5th C” when grading and categorizing diamonds and precious gemstones. This provides independent third party assurance by reputed experts at gemological laboratories like the GIA (Gemological Institute of America). Buyers receive a complete scientific report of their gemstone. Specific details are recorded of the stone like color, the clarity, the carat weight, cut, and occasionally the origin of the stone are all included in the certification.

GIA, the Gemological Institute of America. was established in 1931 and is recognized worldwide as the foremost authority on diamonds and other gemstones. When buying diamonds and other gemstones it is important to have a GIA certificate that describes every detail about the stone as well as it’s own identification number.

The Kimberley Process is supported by over 70 countries and helps prevent what are called “conflict diamonds” or “blood diamonds” from entering the market. The United Nations has mandated this system that documents every diamond imported or exported through participating countries.

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